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ANSYS Workbench Fatigue Module

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This tips & tricks article illustrates how to take into account a non-zero mean stress in an ANSYS Workbench fatigue analysis.


 Download: ANSYS Workbench Fatigue Model (*.wbpz)


 

Combine static and varying load in WB Fatigue Module

ANSYS WB Fatigue Module is able to solve Constant Amplitude, Non-Proportional Loading

First here are some definitions:

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None zero mean stress loading

To create this fatigue solution we have to obtain the stress result for Smaximum and Sminimum

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Alternating bending stress   R < -1

 For instance we have an alternating bending stress with a mean compression stress.

 

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Smaximum and Sminimum

In ANSYS Workbench we have to combine the static and alternating stress in 2 static structural solutions that will give us the Smaximum and Sminimum.

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Solution Combination

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Once the maximum and minimum result is obtained we will be able to combine them into a Solution combination to allow the fatigue module calculate it.

 

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 ANSYS Workbench Fatigue Module Result

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In the Gerber mean stress correction theory, the compression mean stress has a penalizing impact on the fatigue life of the part.